Zamami is a small and largely unspoilt island with its own dialect and customs. With just under one thousand inhabitants and only seventeen square kilometres of land, Zamami is one of the best island get-aways in Okinawa.

Zamami Map

“Zamami Island is tiny in size but large in adventure opportunities. Whether you're looking for a white-sand beach to rest your head, tropical fish to dive among, or cycling trips with stunning views of emerald-blue water, Zamami is the place to be!”

Ester de Roij, former IJT Design assistant

Furuzamami beach is the island's most famous spot with crystal clear waters teeming with coral and fish. As a result of this, snorkelling, scuba diving and sea kayaking are very popular activities on the island. The beach, which has sun umbrellas and the like available, is also a great base for swimming and relaxation!

Another popular activity on the island is whale watching. The people of Zamami are extremely concerned about preserving whales and have set up observation gazebos around the island and boat trips to help visitors spot the humpback whales in the surrounding waters. Whale watching is best from January through April.

There are cars, scooters and bicycles available to rent on the island which allow visitors to explore the narrow winding mountain roads and see all that the island has to offer.

Recommended Accommodation in Zamami

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Zamami.

Experiences in Zamami

Zamami offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Japan's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Zamami

The Climate Guide for Zamami, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 19 19 21 24 26 29 31 31 30 27 24 21
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 14 14 16 19 21 25 26 26 24 22 20 16
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 3 3 3 4 5 6 8 8 7 6 4 3
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None Moderate High Very High Very High High None None None
Days with some Rainfall 21 19 20 17 19 19 19 21 19 19 19 20
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 150 152 199 204 266 250 138 203 164 158 133 121
UV Index (Maximum) 6 8 10 11 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 10 8 6 5